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Current Obituaries

Ralph DeRosa

Ralph DeRosa

Ralph DeRosa, Jr., was raised in Harrison and a longtime resident of New Rochelle, died on September 18, 2021. He was 62.
Ralph was born on May 27, 1959 in New Rochelle to Ralph DeRosa, Sr. and Rose Cavallero.
He is survived by his wife, the former Anna Bulfamante, his children Danielle and Ralph; his grandchildren Alana and Ralph; his mother Rose and his sister Diane Scappaticci.
He was predeceased by his father Ralph Sr. on February 11, 1993.
Visiting hours will be Monday, September 20 from 4-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy and Sons Beauchamp Chapel, Inc., 16 Shea Pl., New Rochelle. A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Tuesday, September 21 at 10am at St. Gregory the Great Church. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Ralph’s name to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital or Phelps Memorial Hospital.

Pietro Rizzuti

Pietro Rizzuti

Pietro Paolo Rizzuti entered eternal rest on September 14, 2021. He was eighty-four.
Pietro was born in Italy on June 29, 1937, to Francesco and Fedora Rizzuti. He was one of eleven children. He is predeceased by his loving wife Maria Vigna Rizzuti who he was married to for 65 years and they had four children together.
He migrated from Italy to New Rochelle, NY in 1969 where he reunited with his wife and three children who had arrived here a year earlier. His family continued to grow with the birth of their fourth child. He worked as a contractor with Tozzo Contracting for over 20 years. He wore many hats throughout his life from brick layer, roofer, mechanic, landscaper to school crossing guard. He loved children and that love showed when he would cross and protect the school kids at his posts. Pietro was a devout husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, brother, and friend. He was always there for anyone at any time that needed help with anything from a car repair, house maintenance or to lend a shoulder to lean on.
His favorite activities were bowling and playing cards at the local Italian social clubs in New Rochelle.
He is survived and will be greatly missed by his children, Patricia Boylan, Luciano Rizzuti, Gabriella Rizzuti, Francesco Rizzuti; daughter-in-law Jo Ann Rizzuti; grandchildren Salvatore, Amanda, Thomas, Anthony, Maria Gabriella, Peter, Maria, Michael, Peyton; great-grandchildren Daniella, Justin, Addison, Dominick, Nolan, Elena and Asher; his sister Ida Vigna and six other siblings that live in Italy.
He was predeceased by his granddaughter Daniella.
Visitation is Sunday September 26, 2021, from 3 to 8 pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, 16 Shea Place in New Rochelle, NY. The funeral mass will take place at St. Joseph’s Church, 280 Washington Avenue, New Rochelle, NY at 10:30 am on Monday September 27, 2021. Entombment to follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Lenora Attina

Lenora Attina

Lenore Attina, of New Rochelle, NY, passed away on September 10, 2021 at Danbury Hospital. She was 80 years young.

Lenore was born on November 14, 1940 to Edward and Mary Saggese (nee Bono) in the Bronx, New York. After graduating from Saint Catherine’s Academy in 1958, she went on to study secretarial studies at Katherine Gibbs Academy in White Plains. After graduation, she began her first job with Johns Manville in New York City, where she met some of her best friends. She then went on to join her father’s business at Saggese Brothers.

Lenore enjoyed her summers at the family house in Rocky Point. Her cousins and her shared many great memories together. She often spoke of Rocky Point, and the many pizza parties her father and mother hosted for her.

Lenore is predeceased by her husband, Philip, whom she married on June 6, 1964. He passed on January 5, 1998. Lenore and Phil raised two beautiful children, Philip and Maria.

What she enjoyed most in life was her summers at Rocky Point, later summers at Beach and Tennis Club, spending time with her grandchildren and her beloved pets.

Lenore is survived by her son Philip, and his wife Carol, and daughter Maria, her beloved grandchildren Amanda, Nicholas, Ashley and Abigail. She is also survived by her brother Edward and wife Laura, and is predeceased by her brother Joseph. She will be greatly missed. We are comforted that she is united with her loved ones in heaven. May she rest in peace with the Lord.

Thank you to the staff at Glen Hill Center and the nurses and doctors at Danbury Hospital who cared for her over these past few months.

Services will be held Wednesday September 15th, 2021 from 4 pm – 8 pm at Lloyd Maxcy and Sons Beauchamp Chapel in New Rochelle. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, September 16th at 10:30am at Holy Family Church in New Rochelle. Interment will follow at St. Raymond’s Cemetery in the Bronx, New York.

Catherine Molloy

Catherine Molloy
Visiting will be Thursday 4-8pm
Mass Friday 10:30am Blessed Sacrament Church
Interment Private

Gina Miele

Gina Miele

Gina Miele, a/k/a Luigina Miele was born in Italy at Mattinella, Andretta, Avellino on July 12, 1929 from Vincenzo Miele and Strazza Maria Michela. She was the fifth of nine children and loved to babysit for her younger siblings. At Mattinella Gina was a dress maker and teacher and in America quickly became a licensed hairstylist as vice president of Ital-Coiffures on Memorial Highway and North Ave in New Rochelle. She also lived in Fort Lauderdale where she became a respected real estate agent. Gina was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament and enjoyed singing in church choirs in Florida and New York.
Gina is survived by her younger sister and brother, Rosa De Luca of New Rochelle and Louis Miele, former professor in Florida and radio announcer on WVOX of New Rochelle ; 10 nephews and nieces – 2rd generation; 24 great nephews and nieces 3th generation; 17 pro-pro nephews and nieces – 4th generation and 1 of fifth generation. Gina will be deeply missed by every member of the family and anyone she has been in contact with, particularly her many friends at Doyle Senior Center where frequently was asked to sing. Gina was greatly admired for her contagious, radiant smile and would never talk bad about anyone. A truly rare and unique human being!
Funeral Mass Monday 10:30am Blessed Sacrament Church
Entombment Gate of Heaven Cemetery

Raymond Piedmont

Raymond Michael Piedmont passed away early in the morning on September 5, 2021 after a long battle with countless complications due to diabetes. He was 61.
Ray was born on September 15, 1959 in New Rochelle, New York. He held an associates degree from Devry University and was a master electrician, with over thirty years experience working in the family business.
Ray had a passion for the outdoors. He loved hunting and fishing. He spent all his summers enjoying weekends at the beach, and all of his fall weekends at the hunting cabin with all of his friends.
Ray will be remembered for how much he loved his family and friends. Everyone knew he would do absolutely anything for those that he cared about. His generous soul and spirit will greatly be missed.
Raymond is survived by his wife, Isabel Avitabile Piedmont, and his children, daughter Melissa Piedmont, son Raymond Piedmont (wife Charlene Piedmont), and son Thomas Piedmont.
Services will be Wednesday September 8th, 2021 from 4 pm – 8 pm at Lloyd Maxcy in New Rochelle, New York. Funeral to follow Thursday September 9th, 2021, 10:30am at Immaculate Conception Church in Tuckahoe, New York. The family will be there to welcome friends and relatives.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Philip P. DeRaffele

Philip P. DeRaffele

12/30/1927 – 9/03/2021

Philip was a man who revolutionized the manufacturing, design, and installation of Diners since the 1950s. Over the years, his customers were mostly from the northeast, but also spanned as far south as Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.
He was born and raised in New Rochelle. Phil graduated from Albert Leonard High School where he was voted Class President in his senior year. He loved most sports and was the self-proclaimed best catcher in Westchester County.
While in high school, Phil worked with his father, Angelo, who taught him the meaning of “perfection” in the construction of diners. After graduating from Delahanty School of Architectural Design located in Manhattan, he was instrumental in changing the design of diners from the railroad style diner to the modern style as seen today. One such diner was the Peter Pan Diner manufactured and delivered to Long Island in the 1950s and later moved to Wilmington, DE.
Phil is an outstanding citizen of New Rochelle who has been active in such benefits as Youth Tackle, Little League Baseball, Boys and Girls Club, Rosary Hill, Lions Club, Holy Name and St. Joseph’s Churches, and Meal-on-Wheels of New Rochelle.
Phil was predeceased by his parents; Angelo & Mary DeRaffele, his wives; Josephine and Margaret. Sister; Rafael (Ray) Cacciatore; and brother, Salvatore DeRaffele.
Survived by Siblings Angela Anderson (Maynard), Joan DiBuono
(Bobby), John DeRaffele and Angelo DeRaffele (Anne), and (Mary Jane).
Children, Philip DeRaffele and Donna, Stephen DeRaffele and Mary Beth, Gail DeRaffele Cerreta and Bobby and Joseph DeRaffele and Sandy.
Grandchildren; Philip DeRaffele and Sue, Keith DeRaffele and Maria, Bert Terranova and Melissa, Stephen DeRaffele and Brittany, Mitchell DeRaffele, Kevin DeRaffele and Allie, Kelsey DeRaffele & Patrick, Brandon DeRaffele, Margaret DeRaffele, Skye DeRaffele, Stephen DeRaffele, Jr. and Reese DeRaffele.
Great Grandchildren; Madi, Adrianna, Gaby, Ali, Nicky, Juliet, Seraphina, Philip, Hyland & Amelia and many nephews, nieces and close friends.
A memorial is scheduled for Saturday, September 11th 2021 11 a.m. at 2525 Palmer Ave. New Rochelle, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following:
Holy Name of Jesus of New Rochelle
Meals on Wheels of New Rochelle
St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

Afrodite Kaklamanakis

Afrodite Kaklamanakis

Afrodite Kaklamanakis passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, and joined her husband, John, in Heaven on September 2, 2021 at age 95. She was born on June 15, 1926 in a small village in the Peloponnese area of Greece. Afrodite married John Kaklamanakis, also from the same village, who predeceased her in 2002 at the age of 80. Afrodite followed her husband to the United States in 1960 with their three children, and she had three more children in the ensuing years. She embraced her new country and proudly became a United States citizen in 1969. However, she never forgot her Greek roots and traveled back to Greece frequently, and made her last trip at age 86. Afrodite and John built a beautiful home over 30 years ago in Greece overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, surrounded by their olive, fig, lemon, orange, peach and pomegranate trees and a variety of grapes. Whenever she opened the gate to their home in Greece she always said she felt that she was entering paradise. Afrodite was an amazing cook and baker, often making Greek dishes and delicacies to the delight and enjoyment of her family. Gardening was also a passion of hers and she had an extraordinary green thumb. She showcased the front of her home in New Rochelle with a multitude of flowers, colors and fragrances. She is survived by her six children: Helen (Gondek), Anthoula, Peter, Maria (Tomaselli), George and Chris; five grandchildren, Peter and John Gondek, Stephen, Nicholas and John Tomaselli and two great grandchildren, Jacob and Arianna Gondek. We will miss her laughter, great cooking, smiling crystal blue eyes and loving presence in our lives. She will forever be in our hearts and thoughts. Rest in Peace.

Visitation- Tuesday 9/7/21 from 10-11:30 AM
Mass- Tuesday 12 PM at Holy Trinity Church Greek Orthodox Church, New Rochelle
Interment- Mt. Hope Cemetery

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